Boston has been my home for five years now. And while it doesn't feel like it could possibly be that long ago that I moved here, I've spent that time finding favorite places and things to do. In today's post I'm narrowing them down to a "One Day in the City" itinerary.
Whether you're traveling to Boston for the first time or live nearby, here are my suggestions for spending a day in the city.
First things first:
A spot of coffee and bite from Pavement Coffeehouse. They're a local chain that has some of the best coffee I've found in Boston and hands down the best bagels.
If you go to the Symphony location you'll be a few blocks from the first stop of the day: The Museum of Fine Arts. I've written about how daunting this place can be, so be sure to follow my tips and plan accordingly — there's no need to see everything (unless of course you want to, but you won't have room for much else).
Spend a couple hours in the MFA. From here, pop into Tatte (another favorite bakery and coffee spot) to refuel. Don't let the word 'bakery' worry you - they have a full menu of delicious entrees, in addition to their piles of breads, pastries, and patisserie.
Then, head to the gorgeous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which sits about a block behind the MFA.
If you're up for more walking, grab the T or a rideshare (or stroll) over to the South End neighborhood to meander along the picturesque brownstones, community gardens and historic architecture.
The South End boasts some of the best eateries in Boston, so anywhere you choose will likely be fantastic.